ASTROMECH DROID R3-Series, Clear Dome, Black Body with Orange Highlights
Galaxy's Edge Trading Outpost 3 3/4-Inch Action Figure - Target Exclusive
Item No.: Asst. E9916 No. E9932
Includes: Arm rockets, flames
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: August 2020
Appearances: Galaxy's Edge
Bio: Collect stylized droids! (From the packaging. There is no bio.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
Availability: Click here to buy it at Amazon now!
Commentary: This nameless R3-series Astromech Droid is cool, but I'm going to call it R3-E2. Why? It's an R3 series, and its SKU is E9932 - so that seems as good of a thing as any. The Halloween-colored droid is a gem, and the first one I cracked open. As far as I can tell it's not based on anything specific, it just looks cool. It's part of a massive program of a Galaxy's Edge-themed store-within-a-store at Target, which I assume was in the works for months and now that there's no theme park to go to, is just a little weird. Many of these products are unique to Target, but are in park-esque packaging. These droids are exclusive to Target for the time being at least.
The figure seems to be a generic R2-D2 mold cast in new colors - the dome is clear and a little frosted, with orange panels, a blck eye, and some other highlights. The body is back with orange panels. You get clip-on rockets with a blue-to-orange fade optional flame piece. There's a third leg - but most importantly, the right and left legs have wires on them.
The main reason to buy this droid is because you like it. If it's rolling in the theme park I may never know, if it's a background droid I haven't spied it yet. Right now it exists to take away $10 from you.
Collector's Notes: I got mine from Target.
Day 2,732: October 6, 2020